The paper proposes an Index of Domination (the DK Index) in order to help identifying the dominant part (i.e. country) in an international trade relation. The DK Index takes into account the exports (imports) shares of a country under consideration to (from) a partner country and the world and the imports (exports) shares of the partner country from (to) the country under consideration and the world. Taking into account the aforementioned shares, the DK Index can point out whether a country under consideration dominates over a partner country, in an international trade relation. Illustratively, the proposed index is applied to data that concern trade activity conducted among the EU and the ENP countries (the EU-ENP trade).
Kallioras D., (2012) Proposing an Index of Domination in an international trade relation: An illustrative analysis for the trade activity conducted among the EU and the ENP countries, Discussion Paper Series, DPRD - U.Th., 18(3): 41-60